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Did you know that 80-85% of errors in testing are a result of user error?

These issues stem from improper sample handling and poor testing technique. Our 10 page guide goes over the key fundamentals to give your team the foundation they need for success. Topics include:

  • Proper sample collection
  • Preparing your sample for testing
  • 7 key steps to effective testing

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How to accurately test water and build a solid foundation for an effective water treatment program.


The first (and very crucial step) to accurately test water, is the collection of an accurate sample. This means having the proper sample size, but also making sure your sample is representative of your whole system. By ignoring this most basic of principles, your test results can be skewed from the beginning causing you to generate erroneous results. To accurately test water there are three keys needed for an effective program.

  • A trained technician
  • Proper (and clean) instruments or equipment
  • Chemicals or reagents
An issue in one area can cause issues for your entire testing program; however, proper testing begins with the operator.
Most of the time, when an errorRinse Vial Icon occurs, it is because of user error and improper water sample collection methods. Improper handling can consume certain chemicals or introduce contaminants which affect tests and your response to the result. An important key to a representative sample, is flushing the sample line before you take your sample. This will clear out impurities or chemical concentrations at the sample point. This is why proper training and carefully following water quality testing procedures are so important.

This industrial water testing guide will answer the question of how to collect an accurate water sample and also give you and your team several key tips for water testing to ensure you are getting accurate results and making good treatment decisions. This guide will help you master the fundamentals and understand water testing best practices, so you can build a solid foundation.

Topics covered include:

  • How to collect an accurate water sampleEye Level Icon
  • Preparing your sample
  • Proper lighting
  • Clean equipment
  • Sample accuracy
  • Proper technique